The Mary Rose was an English warship that served as the flagship of King Henry VIII's navy during the early 16th century. It was built in the early 1510s and saw action in a number of naval engagements, including the Battle of the Solent in 1545, in which it played a key role in defeating a French invasion fleet.
The Mary Rose was a carrack-type warship, meaning it had a high, broad hull with three masts and a large forecastle and aftcastle. It was armed with a variety of guns and other weapons, including longbows, and was crewed by a large number of sailors and soldiers. In 1545, the Mary Rose was sunk in the Solent during a battle with the French, and it lay on the seabed for over four centuries before being raised in 1982. It is now on display at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, England